PALEA Gets Support of US unions
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LOS ANGELES – The Philippine Airlines Employees Association (PALEA) got the support of the Association of Flight Attendants-CWA, in its long-standing dispute with Philippine Airlines (PAL). The US-based AFA-CWA, which represents some 60,000 flight attendants at 23 airlines, submitted a letter of concern to PAL’s office at theLos AngelesInternationalAirportlast February 6.
The support adds to the growing chorus of solidarity for PALEA’s fight against outsourcing and union-busting which is a common concern with workers everywhere, declared Gerry Rivera, PALEA president. In its letter to PAL, AFA International President Veda Shook said that …”We will stand in support of the public boycott of Lucio Tan-owned PAL and AirPhilippinesuntil management has heeded workers’ demands for a return to their regular jobs.